Values

The following values express the heart of Madera Church as we “KNOW, GROW and GO” together. 

WE KEEP GOD’S TRUTH CENTRAL IN ALL OUR ACTIVITIES
We believe the Bible explains the Good News of eternal life through belief in Jesus Christ and is our ultimate authority to be followed and obeyed. In every situation and circumstance, we believe God’s Word is sufficient.
o Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:14-17, James 1:22-25, Matthew 28:20

WE MAINTAIN PRAYER AS THE FOUNDATION FOR ALL WE DO
We pray for our leaders, church family, community, and those we support around the world. The leaders of our church strive to set an example and make prayer a priority as they shepherd and lead our church.
o Philippians 4:6-7, Colossians 4:2, James 5:16, Matthew 5:44-45 and 6:9-15

WE WORSHIP BOTH TOGETHER AND INDIVIDUALLY

We highly value gathering together to sing praises to God, learn from His Word, give generously (of our time, talent and treasure), partake in communion, and celebrate baptisms. Additionally, we believe worship is also a lifestyle we choose daily. True worship results in loving obedience to God and sacrificial service towards others. This is a lifelong transformation that is only possible through the work of the Holy Spirit.
o Psalm 149 and 150, Acts 2:46-47, Romans 12:1-9, Matthew 22:37-40

WE DO LIFE TOGETHER IN HOME GROUPS
We believe close relationships are key to spiritual growth and effective service. As a result, we have intentionally made home groups a priority ministry. We encourage all to participate regularly for authentic fellowship, learning, counseling, care and accountability. The discussion of God’s Word in home groups will lead to mentoring relationships, productive prayer, and the opportunity to serve together.
o Hebrews 10:24-25, Acts 2:42-47, Romans 12:3-8, 1 Corinthians 12

WE PASSIONATELY SHARE THE HOPE OF JESUS

We desire to help our church family have a clear sense of God’s mission and equip them to share Christ’s love through both our actions and words. We purposely have a focus on others that is demonstrated by how we use our resources and serve.
o Matthew 5:13-16, Luke 15, 19:10, Acts 1:8, II Corinthians 5:11-21, and Colossians 4:2-6 

WE INTENTIONALLY CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT OF GRACE
We desire to reflect Jesus’ grace by loving, accepting and serving others. Our hope is to communicate a warm and caring faith to others by demonstrating forgiveness and authenticity in our relationships.
o Romans 2:1-4, 3:23-24, Ephesians 2:8-10, Galatians 5
 
WE INVITE ALL TO TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTHJust as we encourage participating in home groups, we also hope to empower God’s people to pursue individual spiritual maturity through regular spiritual disciplines.  This includes prayer, serving, meditating, journaling, and time alone in the Word to grow in intimacy with God.
o Romans 12:1-2, Matthew 22:37-40, John 15, Luke 10:38-42
 
WE STRATEGICALLY PARTNER WITH PARENTS TO SUPPORT HEALTHY FAMILIES
God places great emphasis on a parent’s responsibility to share Scripture and Biblical truths with children within their home. Strategically helping parents is a top priority of Madera Church. We will provide fun family activities, practical tools, prayer, counseling, and opportunities to serve as a family.
o Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Joshua 24:14-15, Psalm 127, Ephesians 4:16 & 6:1-4
 
WE INVITE ALL TO TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH
Just as we encourage participating in home groups, we also hope to empower God’s people to pursue individual spiritual maturity through regular spiritual disciplines.  This includes prayer, serving, meditating, journaling, and time alone in the Word to grow in intimacy with God.